Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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A few weeks ago, I somehow ended up meeting with an ex-colleague, an academic who was working in the same research institute as I was back then. It was a chance to catch up, and hear about what has been happening ever since I left. More...

After spending 5 nights in the Washington DC area, it was time to head to New York City. We were also spending 5 nights there, but this time, there were more events surrounding friends than sight-seeing. In fact, I only took out my camera once, when...

Ibn Battuta was an unknown historical character for me. So when I saw this book, written by a reporter who decided to take a long-term travelling stint visiting a dozen cities around the world where Ibn Battuta has visited back in the 14th century, t...

I wanted to go to Alexandria. It's a cute little town near Washington DC, and easily reachable by the metro. So we trekked all the way from northern Virginia, and after a while, we ended up in downtown Alexandria.More...

Heatwave

on Sep 11, 2018

Berlin's summers aren't hot and scorching periods. But every now and then, there are stretches of days when things are just too hot. This was the case during the end of July, when temperatures kept on pushing up to mid-30s and it was really h...

I've been wanting to visit this museum, but somehow, during my last visit to Washington DC a decade ago, I didn't make it. So this time, I opted to make a point of visiting it. The museum has quite an extensive coverage, and it takes a very w...

This is such a complex book. I picked it up after reading Brave New World, which is perhaps the most well-known book of Aldous Huxley. However, unlike the former, Island presents not a dystopia, but a utopia, and somehow, it's also a world I don&...